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America's First Great DepressionEconomic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837

Alasdair Roberts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450334
eISBN:
9780801464201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450334.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For a while, it seemed impossible to lose money on real estate. But then the bubble burst. The financial sector was paralyzed and the economy contracted. State and federal governments struggled to ... More

The Angola HorrorThe 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

The Angola Horror: The 1867 Train Wreck That Shocked the Nation and Transformed American Railroads

Charity Vogel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449086
eISBN:
9780801469763
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On December 18, 1867, an eastbound New York Express train derailed as it approached the high truss bridge over Big Sister Creek, just east of the small settlement of Angola, New York. The last two ... More

Christian ImperialismConverting the World in the Early American Republic

Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early American Republic

Emily Conroy-Krutz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453533
eISBN:
9781501701047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453533.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The reason for the ... More

Engineering PhiladelphiaThe Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Engineering Philadelphia: The Sellers Family and the Industrial Metropolis

Domenic Vitiello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450112
eISBN:
9780801469749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450112.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sellers brothers, Samuel and George, came to North America in 1682 as part of the Quaker migration to William Penn's new province on the shores of the Delaware River. Across more than two ... More

For God and GlobeChristian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

For God and Globe: Christian Internationalism in the United States between the Great War and the Cold War

Michael G. Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452727
eISBN:
9781501701801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452727.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book recovers the history of an important yet largely forgotten intellectual movement in interwar America. It explores the way radical-left and ecumenical Protestant internationalists ... More

Memories of WarVisiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Thomas A. Chambers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even in the midst of the Civil War, its battlefields were being dedicated as hallowed ground. Today, those sites are among the most visited places in the United States. In contrast, the battlegrounds ... More

Mere EqualsThe Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic

Lucia McMahon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450525
eISBN:
9780801465888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450525.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book narrates a story about how a generation of young women who enjoyed access to new educational opportunities made sense of their individual and social identities in an American nation marked ... More

Moral CommerceQuakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Julie L. Holcomb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How can the simple choice of a men's suit be a moral statement and a political act? When the suit is made of free-labor wool rather than slave-grown cotton. This book traces the genealogy of the ... More

A New Moral VisionGender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Andrea L. Turpin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores how the entrance of women into US colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn shaped ... More

Northern Men with Southern LoyaltiesThe Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Northern Men with Southern Loyalties: The Democratic Party and the Sectional Crisis

Michael Todd Landis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453267
eISBN:
9780801454837
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453267.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the decade before the Civil War, Northern Democrats, although they ostensibly represented antislavery and free-state constituencies, made possible the passage of such proslavery legislation as the ... More

Sanctified LandscapeWriters, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909

David Schuyler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450808
eISBN:
9780801464232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450808.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Hudson River Valley was the first iconic American landscape. Beginning as early as the 1820s, artists and writers found new ways of thinking about the human relationship with the natural world ... More

The Soul of PleasureSentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

The Soul of Pleasure: Sentiment and Sensation in Nineteenth-Century American Mass Entertainment

David Monod

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702389
eISBN:
9781501703997
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702389.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Show business is today so essential to American culture it's hard to imagine a time when it was marginal. But as this book demonstrates, the appetite for amusements outside the home was not ... More

Suffrage ReconstructedGender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Caren Freeman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Fourteenth Amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868, identified all legitimate voters as “male.” In so doing, it added gender-specific language to the U.S. Constitution for the first time. This book ... More

They Will Have Their GameSporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Kenneth Cohen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

They Will Have Their Game explores how sports, drinking, gambling, and theater produced a sense of democracy while also reinforcing racial, gender, and class divisions in early America. Drawing on ... More

The Tie That Bound UsThe Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More

A Union ForeverThe Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

A Union Forever: The Irish Question and U.S. Foreign Relations in the Victorian Age

David Sim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451843
eISBN:
9780801469688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451843.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the mid-nineteenth century the Irish question—the governance of the island of Ireland—demanded attention on both sides of the Atlantic. This book examines how Irish nationalists and their American ... More

We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing LessThe African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction

We Will Be Satisfied With Nothing Less: The African American Struggle for Equal Rights in the North during Reconstruction

Hugh Davis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450099
eISBN:
9780801463648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450099.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Historians have focused almost entirely on the attempt by southern African Americans to attain equal rights during Reconstruction. However, the northern states also witnessed a significant period of ... More

With Sails Whitening Every SeaMariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

With Sails Whitening Every Sea: Mariners and the Making of an American Maritime Empire

Brian Rouleau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452338
eISBN:
9780801455087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452338.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Many Americans in the Early Republic era saw the seas as another field for national aggrandizement. With a merchant marine that competed against Britain for commercial supremacy and a whaling fleet ... More

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